- Kate Steel
Removing Water Stains from your Carpet
Updated: Mar 26, 2020
We hear this horror story all the time. A client has woken up to find a large water stain on their beautiful, pristine carpet after the air conditioner has leaked water everywhere, leaving a large wet patch on the carpet. A client’s washing machine has overflowed, and they haven’t realised until they’ve come across the river of water inching its’ way down the hall, saturating all the carpet in its wake. At that point, it’s important not to panic and act quickly.
If it’s a minor water leak that has caused the carpet to become wet, stop the leak (if possible) or at least catch the water before it reaches the carpet. A well-placed bucket will work wonders in this situation. If it’s a larger flood (like an overflowing bath or washing machine) turn off the main power switch and then remove the plugs from the wall sockets if it is safe to do so. Then find the source of the water and stop it, if possible. Once the water has been stopped or redirected, try and mop as much water off the carpet as possible. Towels can be handy here.
You won’t be able to get all the water up out of the carpet, especially if you have had a significant amount of water flood the carpet. For this, you’ll need to call Results Home Services, where one of our experienced and qualified technicians will be able to extract the water out of the carpet, assess the damage and treat accordingly. Many people aren’t aware that even plain old water can cause carpets to brown. “Browning” occurs due to carpet drying from the top down. The dry top of the carpet pulls the water (and all the dirt and soil dissolved in it) to the top where the water then evaporates, leaving the dirt and soil at the surface.
Browning is a common occurrence in carpets that have had excess water or moisture on them. It’s important to remember to leave the water stain once you have mopped up as much of the water as possible. Don’t try and treat the stain before our technician has had a chance to assess the damage and apply a suitable treatment that won’t damage the carpet. In the most severe cases of water damage, a second clean is required after the carpets have had a couple of days to dry after the initial extraction and clean. We supply air movers in these cases to help the carpets dry as fast as possible. After the carpet is dry, a second clean is usually required to treat any browning that occurs as a result of the water damage. Water damage, as a result of a leaking air conditioner, is quite common in high rise buildings of Brisbane’s inner-city suburbs of Kangaroo Point, South Brisbane, Milton and Spring Hill. Our technicians are frequently called to these areas to remedy water stains. Have you had a flood or leak? Call Results Home Services immediately on 3823 2500 and have one of our qualified technicians out as soon as possible. Remember the sooner you act, the less damage is done to your carpets and the more likely our technician will be able to remove any staining. We service all of Brisbane including the inner suburbs such as Kangaroo Point, South Brisbane, Milton, Wooloongabba and Spring Hill. Have you had a flood or leak? Call Results Home Services immediately on 3823 2500 and have one of our qualified technicians out as soon as possible. Remember the earlier you act, the less damage is done to your carpets, and the more likely our technician will be able to remove any staining.